God's Child, Our Joy

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Toy Battle

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The Setting : Lunch out at Chipotle

The Stakes : Being Eva’s entertainment for the meal.

The Contestants :

In corner one we have Elley, the Elephant.

Elley is a colorful toy, with bright blue colors and vibrant green feet. Her core is made a crinkle materials for maximum sound making. Her feet are soft plastic, good for a teething infant. Her hands, ears, and trunk provide a number of ways to held, and a number of places to chew on.

Elley has been there from the beginning, and will be with her for a long time afterwards.

In corner two we have a Chipotle Napkin

This napkin is brown on brown, given away for free, and is generally discarded quickly by most patrons. It makes no noise, has no easy to grab elements, and has no purpose other than taking that food that somehow missed your mouth. While a gift card from Chipolte is nice, no one would ever want to unwrap a napkin from under the tree.

What will Eva choose?

Napkin after napkin were attacked and left by the way side (i.e. the floor next to us). This napkin has seen better days:

Once again, the lesson is: All those carefully selected toys you and your loved ones have purchased for your baby will lose out in battles with napkins, empty boxes, and Eva’s new favorite “toy”, the hymnal.

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One thought on “Toy Battle

  1. Oh the cheap, free toys……the ones they love the most. Little Man loves empty plastic bottles (think 20 oz. soda bottles). If I finish with one and I don’t give him the bottle, he’ll stand in front of me and throw a tantrum. When I cleaned the living room last week, I found probably eight of those bottles hidden under furniture and in his toy chest and pack-n-play. I tossed them all……only for him to want the newest one. ::sigh::

    This, apparently, doesn’t change until they have some sense of money and then they want the most expensive things.

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